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December 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Health, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
This week, NESRI is proud to join the American Friends Service Committee, faith leaders, and communities across the country for a week of action in solidarity with the migrant caravan and all who seek refuge in the U.S. Together, we are calling on the U.S. to respect the human right to migrate, end... Keep reading »
December 10, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Education, Food, Health, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Social Security, Work with Dignity
Today marks the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, celebrated each year as Human Rights Day. This year, we are reflecting on the kind of courage and commitment we all need so that human rights and authentic democracy define our future. Things are terribly... Keep reading »
December 4, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights
Today at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, leading voices in the global movement for climate justice held an official press conference to unveil the People’s Demands for Climate Justice . NESRI is proud to be among the 378 organizations to have endorsed the demands. Climate... Keep reading »
November 15, 2018 | Health
The 2018 midterm election was a big one, with candidates running on starkly different visions for the country, major ballot initiatives, and the highest voter turnout in a midterm election in more than 50 years. Health care was a key issue in many candidate's races and in key ballot initiatives, so how might the election affect state and federal health care policy over the next two years? Keep reading »
October 29, 2018 | Human Rights
We grieve with the Jewish community after the killings at the Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA. As in Charleston, hate and violence entered a welcoming place of worship killing primarily elders that anchored a community. The inhumanity and horror of the murders cannot be... Keep reading »
October 29, 2018 | Human Rights
Despite widespread calls to ensure “Black Lives Matter” we grieve again as two more people are killed by what by all appearances is a White supremacist or nationalist soon after he had attempted to enter a house of worship. Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones were simply running errands when... Keep reading »
October 22, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Housing, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
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New York NY - UN Special Rapporteur on the Right To Adequate Housing Leilani Farha was in New York City last week to discuss her thematic report on Informal Settlements at the UN. While in New York City, Ms Farha met with several civil society groups. Her first meeting with civil society was held... Keep reading »
October 22, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S.
The Trump administration plans to legally redefine sex and gender , starting with young people. This plan, while not yet officially announced, would effectively exclude trans and non-binary students from legal protections under Title IX, paving the way for the further erosion of basic civil rights... Keep reading »
October 3, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights, Human Rights in the U.S., Work with Dignity
Last week, the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) helped local authorities bring a labor trafficking case against construction contractor Ricardo Batres – making this one of the first labor trafficking cases filed in Minnesota. Batres knowingly recruited undocumented men to work for his... Keep reading »
October 1, 2018 | Economic and Social Rights
NESRI joined with Black Women's Blueprint, DC Rape Crisis Center, and Marsha P. Johnson Center in sponsoring the March for Black Women in New York City, Washington, D.C., and several other cities. The marches called for a New Social Contract to address the multiple issues that disproportionately... Keep reading »

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